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the latest news in the week's top stories more accusations of a clampdown on freedom in egypt as a popular social networking site used by the edge of regime movement to shut down amid fresh demonstrations against the islamic government. while similar scenes have been unfolding in the birthplace of the arab spring tunisia where protests against the government to wait my turn at the murder of a prominent opposition figure. tolerance and protests
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must cia hopeful john brennan's confirmation hearing while senators will shy from probing his extensive history of drones torture and executions. a divisive and roughly negotiated each budget risk on rabelais with big european parliamentary reckoning to veto their strategic region package. brushes a black sea resort of sochi celebrates a one year to go before the start of the most expensive winter olympics ever a major major reshuffles among the games officials with key organizers fired.
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it's been another reckless so week for egypt and you're joining us here on our t.v. plumbs of spoken take is covering the country's main cities following street battles between anti-government protests and police in egypt thousands of people do a story. in their anger against islamic president mohamed morsi the political turmoil has also been fueled by the authorities decision to block the video sharing web site you tube for months for posting off a controversial end to islam film belching reports from the capital cairo on how the motion has been received by the opposition. there's been a lot of condemnation of the banned by protest movements to see you tube as a vital resource for disseminating information about human rights abuses by the security forces it's also an indication of an islam mind zation of egypt there's been a number of quite controversial statements made by these hardline muslim clerics in
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the last few weeks including a religious edict calling proposition forces to be killed and to misinterpret speaking to the ship's internal justifying the sex mob attacks on egyptian protesters in tahrir square what we really feel here in egypt is this will only fuel for the violence on the streets we've had a very restive country here in egypt in the last few weeks especially since the second anniversary of the journey went into five revolution when thousands are gathered in the streets of egypt complaining that president ahmed morsi had not made key changes in demands of the revolution friday we saw more protests as part of friday's day of dignity thousands of protesters gathered across the main rallying points in this in the country which the vote into clashes between i'm sick of the protesters and security forces in the capital here by the presidential palace when groups attack the building with molotov they are pushed back by take us and water cannons and so bloody of violence in the in the governor with unconfirmed deaths in couple shake as well as violent clashes and. we have more
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protests on the horizon with further expected violence we don't see this finishing anytime soon. another country that's still looking for stability following the arab spring is a tunisia the country's witness public fury this week following the assassination of a key opposition figure on wednesday crowds of protesters from the seas off the capital tunis painting the blame for to create murder on the islamic government the demonstrators met a tough response from the riot police attempts to smooth the tension the prime minister has pledged to form a nonpartisan government next week ahead of a snap election the proposal was however rejected by the country's ruling and not a party international relations professor mark ellman does says the government will now struggle to survive. to this it has been presented as the nearest thing to a success story that had been too much violence but unfortunately as i say the disappointments with the failure to make life better life we got worse and the sense true that many people away from home did it strike you one of the place you
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will be involved in the far western is in the road you are being presented as an islamist but it seems from. the in order so there may be deep resentment against what is really pretty simple paltry but not mobile majority and i think the general feeling is that it's local supporters slipped since those election returns about the coming elections and whether we will get to those elections without a real political crisis on the streets and perhaps changing. mali and rebels i gehring up for tara wall fear while civilians are suffering in a worsening humanitarian crisis with supplies like and most delivery routes blocked by the world we've got the story. and the predict thirty years of belt tightening and severe austerity i mean irish tens of thousands of angry citizens protests in cities all across the country against the cards with some experts
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saying all government efforts to rein in the mines is mine. a champion of joining strikes and barack obama's pick to head the cia john brennan faces senate confirmation hearing this week the session started hard but it wasn't lawmakers who were the most of the local from the onset jazz and catcalls erupted from the audience until the judge ordered the protesters to be removed lawmakers then poked and prodded brennan on torture cia shot comings and targeted executions similarly reluctant to challenge him on his answers but given his performance at the senate activist and author david swanson a surprise he was nominated in the first place individuals reach someone who was deemed unacceptable four years free via speaks most of his involvement in torture and rendition is now acceptable because he engages in a program of murder and the goodness of the murder outweighs the bad list of the torture recent polls found that while only twenty four percent of americans support
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killing americans with drones eighty three percent support killing non americans with drones there is a clear bias you can do the math and see what percentage of americans are bigots were i dragged before us court charged with mass murder i could not say your honor i have a memo i drafted explaining why this is ok it's the president should not be able to do that either but that seems to be where the debate is going. to close here and now way to jump brennan in order to iron out sensitive technicalities but already speculation is rife over what direction you might take the cia but on the issue of drones as art is gonna judge you can free of course his confirmation could only broaden the horizon on america's on men. in the shadows no more drones are moving into the mainstream drone makers and the u.s. military pushing to defend the killing machine drones are more properly titled
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remotely piloted vehicles allow us to do is to project capability without projecting vulnerability and their revolutionizing north america by allowing us to see and cue from half a world away a major drone manufacturer lockheed martin has financed an hour long documentary on drones aired recently on u.s. public television counting the technological capabilities of the killing machine from trailers like this pilots of the predator and its larger cousin the reaper have killed thousands of individual since two thousand and one using remotely piloted aircraft contrary to popular belief actually provides the greatest degree of ethical oversight for their use of this young man in pakistan he would probably disagree several of his family members died at the remote hands of a grown up more than a thousand other civilians were reportedly killed by u.s. drone strikes in pakistan and yemen we find ourselves murdering people in many
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cases children with no evidence whatsoever that they're involved in any criminal or terrorist activity the numbers should not come as a surprise considering the broad definition the obama administration gives as to who should be on their kill list the leaked memo uncredited assassinations on the us justice department suggests the us government can kill people even without evidence that they are actively plotting against america if you extend the logic or studio logic being pretty out by the white house now you come to the lift you might say that we're in danger of going over we're getting very close to zero thought crimes that if somebody a us citizen or otherwise is believed to be thinking something that could lead to actions against us. i did state then this illogical logic would present the idea that it would be ok for the president to order that that person be killed despite the un raising concerns about the legality of the use of drones the us is said to
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expand its remote control warfare setting up new drone bases across the world has redefined war during intervention in libya he made the case that the war powers act in a pride because there was no risk to american soldiers and so under that rationale he can expand the global war while in his state of the union address claiming that we don't need perpetual war for peace but it is perpetual war when you can drop bombs on any country and then claim that it's not worth john brennan often referred to as the architect of the administration's drone war how it's the new opportunities for the us to wage wars without risking american lives there's another reason a targeted strikes can be a wise choice to strategic consequences that inevitably come with the use of force . as we have seen deploying large armies abroad. our best offense all in all the u.s. now has around ten thousand drones in its fleet not all of them carry weapons of
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course a lot of them are for surveillance both domestic and international there's a great push both from the administration and the drone makers to present them as america's next best thing john brennan if confirmed will soon be at the helm of the cia and no one doubts that under him the program will expand even further in washington i'm going to go. well drones aren't the only thing about the cia causing controversy at the moment next i will tell you also as of american forces lie detector tests to. often having to answer a very intimate question. and break a story all the views of the most vulnerable patients in a major hospital. ok from health professionals when they needed.
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interview intriguing story for you. the arabic to find out more visit our big dog t.v. dot com. you're watching already live from moscow with me to bomb let's say a twenty five hour marathon of talks snubs and haggling have left the e.u. with a new budget one that's been described as perfect for nobody coming in at nine hundred sixty billion euros it's the first time the block spending plan has been cut in its history the differences of opinion with visible along the job graphical divide with traditionally wealthier countries from the north led by britain calling for cuts in reflection of the continent's white austerity but france and corey e.u. states resist it with bets between opposing leaders threatening to undermine the talks and robert oulds jail the bones of group think tank says it always is
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a disunity within the. we have seeing the limits of integration here we have different national interests clearly colliding and there is the situation if there is national governments are having to impose austerity across europe not just in the eurozone but also in britain because of course there's just the money available but of course there is also another issue to do with the budget and that's to that's to do with the fact that eighteen years now the european court of order to this haven't been able to sign off of the b. accounts because a lot of the spending is goes on wasteful cortex but of course more alarmingly it's also subject to a great deal of force and corruption and that's why the eighteen years the account . having been fully signed off. well the deal in visions a sweeping cuts to a number of the e.u. projects including integration and infrastructure but millions of euros are
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reportedly still allocated for so-called p.r. blitz against the blocs critics on social media websites euro skeptic nigel farage from the u.k. independence party says the project would violate one of the main principles of the european parliament they decided that they're going to train him how staff in the run up to the european elections of twenty fourteen those people to go online to look at facebook twitter and other social media sites and to correct that's their word not mine to correct any misapprehensions that may exist about the european union and i have to say the fact that it's a parliament that is doing this that is using taxpayers' money to do this says a lot about the institutions that all brought about parliaments is the person is it's him a chair. he's the speaker in westminster he's the chairman you know the parliaments around the world but he has all the rest of the stuff of are supposed to be neutral
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they're not supposed to make any political position and the fact of the holiday decided he's going to spend money time and resources doing this shows you that frankly they're no better than a banana republic. on saturday protesters flooded the streets of eighty six cities in ireland with tens of thousands of people demonstrating against austerity measures across the country in the public crazy years of severe cuts after the state's banking system was crippled by the financial crisis monocle bits were partly a financial adviser says that despite all the government's effort ireland is still on the road to ruin. i think you. will they're going to bring order. given good because of course of the come. from really. from the. from the europeans the irish. have ended up. with
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a bang and therefore. they're suffering a great deal more. with the president. going to the. pressure or much more trying to. europe because the power. giant clocks are ticking all over russia now officially start and they count on until the beginning of the soul she went to the black sea resort through a spellbinding celebration marking one yeah until the games got underway. except the construction already completed and how much work is still ahead. fireworks lit up the sochi sky this week marking exactly a year to go before the winter games begin since two thousand and seven piece by piece the city has been putting its a limping dream together in the company in charge of construction says russia will
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be ready and. we plan to introduce all the facilities before the games start training facilities are ready practically all of them of host to test competitions all hotels and limpid villages are in the final phase of construction being referred to and furnished the show jewels to open in the autumn we plan to complete construction long before the end of the year said personnel can train a managers can gain experience in providing a good service however such a vast undertaking has not been without its problems presentation was in the region this week to check on progress and was taking no prisoners the ski jumping center the only venue not yet up and running and it sparked this exchange with russian olympic officials are the costs of this whole facility cost drinks what's the overall. initially we were assessing the amount of. the story what's a rough estimate. this initial price of one point two billion. in one point two
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billion has turned into a billion yes well done good work let's move on. it resulted in the sacking of a key member of russia's lynn pick committee at fifty billion dollars the sochi games will be the most expensive in nearly history they have cost ten times more than the last winter games in vancouver and ten trillion dollars more than the ferry she knew some against however the results can already be seen and they are impressive if you do take a quick look around you can see what money can buy at the center of the limpid which is six venues all within a stone's throw of each other to host the curling the skating and the ice hockey and this is the. and in the crime the bolshoi i studied. the past arena was used for a spectacular skating show it was part of the countdown celebrations and in a year's time it will how you speak and in the ice hockey final in this unique
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subtropical like ation the slogan for thought she twenty fourteen is hot cool your top because they didn't pick pockets than by the blacks in case their i'm cold because all the alpine events or take place alone just forty kilometers away. progress is rapid up that there was a poor resort has sprung up from nowhere to become the home of alpine skiing biathlon and cross-country courses have also been created along with the bob sleigh track and a road a really well and i spectators to get from the mountains to the coast in just a few minutes sochi itself has undergone massive upheaval as kilometers of road am rail lines are put in place a new hotels are built but the mayor believes the region will reap the benefits for years to come our residents are aware of the conditions they have to face during changes especially on the disc and we certainly have many inconveniences because there's not a single street in sochi without renovation going on the roads are regularly dug up
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which causes traffic jams all the time however the residents are aware that it's necessary for their future there was a brilliant future. then has been overhauled in just six years but the transformation easel most complete and the black sea resort believes it can and will deliver the games to remember this time next year andrew farmer. softly. there limp experience to even reach a new yorker this week as un chief bank you may join the celebrations at the organizations headquarters and just to remind those of you action lovers out there who don't want to miss the games tickets already on sale and are available online.
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a massive explosion has rocked the area named molly's mildren city of goll something kilometers away from a french military base it came hours after a suicide bombing was prevented in the same city fears have been asking throughout the week after islamic extremism leaders evolve to keep up a guerrilla war against french backed local troops security is being tightened at military checkpoints to prevent a new terror attacks the french army says its military operation is almost complete and it's preparing to hand over to a un peacekeeping force john not a lot of land from the paris institute of democracy and cooperation believes the intervention could be part of a wider campaign for western domination of africa. i think the two main factors in this are france's own desire to strengthen the her role on the international stage in particular piece of me her european partners and also the american strict future
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plans for africa it's important to know that america which strongly supports france in this mali and intervention has plans for establishing a military presence in the military control over the whole of the african continent some people speculated that used the phrase that this was america leading from behind that america decided to put forward its european allies to do as it were ecstatic with the securing of energy resources is one of the key factors behind many if not most political developments today and that's why i say that the of course the issue of hydrocarbons and uranium and other energy sources is a key and may even be the decisive factor. online bush had access to the private lives of all president i can get access to the e-mail accounts of the bush family publishing some personal fortune on law and law about
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that on r.t. . and a year in the army now male foreigners and rochelle will now have to do military service if they receive citizenship even if they have already served in another country also this. here is health care abuse scandal has erupted in the u.k. this week a public inquiry has found hundreds of patients of it at the hands of health workers tosca with looking after them the british prime minister david cameron has officially apologized for the suffering calls but the issue only deals like growing our party boyko reports from stuff which hospital. my wife stuff at hospital in september of two thousand and eight is just a disaster to a total chaos when you walk through the doors of the world you can smell it. from very little. of those that was left.
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on the floor. since breakfast on. the. line right for you see. medication wasn't given to. the death of john's wife is just one of the many horror stories to match from the now notorious stuff that hospital before that sandy would describe it would not stand. in the most horrible circumstances. to know the she'd have to go through what she went through julie baby's mother died at stafford in what she calls appalling circumstances but when she blew the whistle on the hospital's practice says she was faced. with the cover up all the evidence was there that the hospital mid staffs was failing and the that was never shared with the public and i believe the same as in all the hospitals it's emerged that
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a string of senior officials failed to take seriously data which showed the hospital significantly higher than average death rates relatives of over a thousand people never got to see them discharged from this hospital patients died needlessly after suffering a catalogue of neglect left in their own excrement dehydrated and without painkillers it's the biggest scandal to hit the national health service in recent years but with budgets being slashed and red tape preoccupying hospital manages a person's health secretary is warning that there are little bits of stuff that dotted all across the u.k.'s health system the results of the public inquiry into the hospital's failings are expected to issue a damning verdict on the way the whole of the n.h.s. functions it's got to be made safer tomorrow because people can't continue to suffer the hospital's chief executive has said we're sorry that despite the progress that has been made there are still some instances of care which fall below
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that which we want to provide sorry might be too late but the tide of public anger swelling campaigners say it's time for westminster to overhaul britain's beleaguered health service before any more lives and needlessly lost polly boyko r t stafford. also in britain and the prying eye of the authorities a private messages sent between internet users could be decoded and monitor according to a draft bill with the government saying it's to keep the country safe don't miss the story next hour here on r.t.e. . right coming up meg says are. gaming for life a documentary state change for that. saudi
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arabia has ordered its retailers to construct one point six metre tall barriers in the middle of their stores a rather unusual demand is that something related to everyone's favorite buzzword terrorism no it is to keep male and female coworkers separate saudi arabia is pretty infamous in the west for its laws regarding the sexes and their segregation activists always want to go to other countries to convince them to adopt western attitudes that deep down in their hearts they secretly want but often they miss things like the fact that it was saudi women who ask for the segregation feeling uncomfortable while buying products from men according to a.f.p. you know some people in countries like saudi arabia or north korea might actually like living a radically different lifestyle and even if they don't like living that way well it is their job to fix it not by some sort of western intervention when i want to live
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in either of those countries not really do i want to live in a country with the saudi arabian concept of gender not really a part of having freedom of choice means being able to choose things that i may think are backwards or illogical you know let them have the walls in the stores if they want western civilization you know if it's truly the end all of human evolution then they'll take those walls down eventually on their own but that's just my opinion. they need to kill each other online it's nothing personal just business. a whole industry has emerged to encourage gamers to take part in large tournaments money the same and even sponsorships await the cyber athletes who rise to the dump we have already zero done in the music market with the number of online.

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